Before heading to Qualcomm Stadium on Saturday to cover the Chargers preseason matchup against the Chicago Bears, I was perusing the photo blog of the Chicago Tribune’s Scott Strazzante.

He’s a talented street photographer and he got me thinking about applying street photography techniques around the stadium.

So, rather than messing around on the field prior to the game, I spent some time roaming the stands and shooting whatever unfolded.

About halfway through doing so, I realized that I was creating a counter-post to this one from last season, which showed Qualcomm Stadium immediately after the last game of the year. I continued shooting with that in mind — eventually creating what I’m calling “Lights Up on Qualcomm” — a look at some quiet moments in the stadium as it takes its first few breaths and begins to come alive for another season.


Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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